Tuesday, February 26, 2008

My-paper, My-column

My Column in my paper today (click here for PDF version )

25 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:09 pm

    Respect.

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  2. Well, Lim Kit Siang has a challenge to UMNO's (there is no BN anyway. It is UMNO) manifesto.

    http://blog.limkitsiang.com

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  3. Anonymous10:55 pm

    The BN manifesto failed to mention that the Government would be introducing Goods and Services Tax immediately after the elections. The Royal Customs Department is almost ready to implement this new tax (those in the know would know) This new tax would certainly result in steep inflation and would badly affect the man in the street. (Not those 10 percent Malaysians who control 90 percent of wealth in Malaysia)

    Why would not the Government think about taxing the rich by introducing capital gains tax, inheritance etc instead of taxing the poor man on the street?

    But well, that is BN. They are there for the rich voted in by poor Malaysians.

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  4. Anonymous12:02 am

    If DAP can condense their last budget 2008, it will be be a heavy counter talk http://www.dapmalaysia.org/english/2007/sep07/lks/lks4499.htm

    What to be promoted in the manifesto are what are the centers of problems!
    So when they are promoting "Security, Peace and Prosperity”
    it confirms these are problems!

    In 2004 "Excellence, Glory and Distinction" were mentioned, and they had diminished instead of advancing.

    When last manifesto had not been fulfilled, ABB is broke to give further manifesto for 2008!! Especially when all ministers in the same picture are those handicapping the manifesto 2004!!

    The Manifesto needs a change of all those bunch of hypocrites before it could show a hope!!

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  5. Anonymous12:16 am

    I couldn't agree more with the critics, it is not going to be easy for the opposition either just because BN's manifesto failed to live up to expectations. In certain locations, the voting may be candidate-driven - good for the oppositions there.However many other areas would still be capable of being party-driven decisions for voters, ie; a sense of belonging thanks to the ruling party's comfort all these years!

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  6. Anonymous12:31 am

    What is the point of having a manifesto when it cannot be achieved??

    How many of the items in the 2004 manifesto are fulfil??????

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  7. Anonymous12:49 am

    The Barisan Rakyat or opposition parties should print a list of all the wrong doings of the Bodowi government to remind the people of the broken promises of BN.

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  8. Anonymous1:37 am

    by Martin Jalleh (14 Feb. 2008)



    It is the Year of the Rat. The Prime Minister (PM) has
    just let the cat out of the bag – the "General
    Elections (GE)" will be real soon, for there is a
    feeling amongst many that the country is going to the
    dogs.



    The PM, who has never lost any sleep since he became
    the PM – has been trying to awaken the nation to an
    imminent GE. He had declared in June last year, in
    what could have been the most important statement of
    his political career: "I am no sleeping PM"!



    Four years have passed swiftly by since Pak Lah became
    PM. He has made it very clear he is no "one-term" PM.
    Why, in between his many 40 photogenic winks he has
    even come up with Vision 2057! Who says the PM has
    failed to walk the talk — when he has even managed
    Bolehland sleepwalking!



    But the boys on the fourth floor of Putrajaya who have
    been spinning the broken record which critics have
    entitled "I started a joke" have a tough job ahead.
    Experts of make-believe and myths, they have to create
    a mega-mirage of a PM and a government with a proven
    track record this coming GE.



    Often, and as was evident in 2007, their script and
    sandiwara have spun out of control by the silly
    statements of small-minded and self-serving sycophants
    surrounding the PM, causing Pak Lah and his government
    to stumble from one comic caper to another.



    As the government's delivery system fell apart, very
    symbolically and significantly so did structures give
    way in buildings such as parliament, the world's
    second largest court complex in Jalan Duta and even
    Putrajaya.



    Back to the PM's "proven track record", surely the
    year 2007 was a very "revealing" year and there was so
    much that the ordinary citizen of Bolehland could fall
    back on to help them decide who they should vote for
    this coming GE.



    EXCELLENT ECONOMY



    50 years ago, we were second in Asia in terms of
    economic development. Last year we were almost second
    last. We also had much lower FDIs than many other
    countries in ASEAN such as Thailand and Indonesia. But
    we were told our economy is doing well compared to
    many countries.



    As one BN MP had so proudly declared in parliament
    last year, Bolehland had great cause to celebrate
    Merdeka, for we are "10 times more (economically)
    advanced than Ghana" which became independent in the
    same year as us!



    Why bother with former European Commission Ambassador
    to Malaysia Thierry Rommel's remark that the NEP
    amounted to protectionism against foreign companies?
    It is only "loglokal" that Umno still needs not only
    an unleveled-playing-field but also to move the
    goalposts from time to time.



    2007 was another high point of Pak Lah's premiership.
    We had to contend with high prices of food, fuel, gas,
    public transportation, tolls, etc. resulting in a high
    cost of living. We were told we were better off than
    four years ago. We were merely paying the high price
    of believing some people in high places.



    Even government backbenchers doubted the positive
    economic indicators by the government and expressed
    disappointment that the grassroots were not benefiting
    from domestic economic development. It is difficult to
    gauge what is going on in the grassroots when you are
    governing from the fourth floor!



    GRAFT GALORE



    Pak Lah's track record in his supposed "zero tolerance
    for corruption" drew a big zero in 2007. But there
    were several "firsts". For the first time in the
    country serious allegations of corruption were made
    against the chief of the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA)
    and even the Inspector General of Police (IGP)!



    Corruption allegations were also made against the
    Deputy Internal Security Minister, the Sabah and the
    Sarawak Chief Ministers and the Commercial Crime
    Investigation Department chief! It was revealed that
    40% of the senior police officers could be arrested
    without further investigations – strictly on the basis
    of their lifestyles!



    Another first was when the parties suspected of
    corruption investigated each other! The police
    investigated the (then) chief of the ACA; the ACA
    investigated the Internal Security Deputy Minister and
    the IGP….and the Attorney-General decided that all
    three were clean!



    What the Mahathir administration took to "achieve" in
    22 years – pervasive corruption and criminal breach of
    trust, mismanagement and wastage of public funds – Pak
    Lah's regime did even better in his first four years,
    made evident especially in the 2006 Auditor General's
    Report.



    Dr M's administration ended with Malaysia being ranked
    No. 37 on the Transparency International (TI)
    Corruption Perception Index (CPI) in 2003. Three years
    after Pak Lah took over, Malaysia's TI CPI ranking
    plunged to No. 44 in 2006. It is likely to plunge
    further.



    CRIPPLING CRIME



    Pak Lah also achieved a record of sorts with regard to
    his pledge of a drastic reduction of the crime rate in
    the country. For the first time in Bolehland's
    history, the crime index crossed the 200,000 mark. The
    rakyat in Bolehland did not feel good nor safe at all
    – whether inside or outside their homes!


    The crime rate soared from 156,315 cases in 2003 to
    224,298 cases in 2007 – a sharp rise of some 45% in
    the past four years of Pak Lah's premiership. The
    number of serious crimes increased by 13.36%
    nationwide, with gang robbery without the use of
    firearms rising by more than 159%.



    Shocked by the crime statistics of 2007, Pak Lah came
    up with a multi-pronged anti-crime strategy. What was
    really needed was the setting up of the Independent
    Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC), a
    key proposal by the Royal Police Commission.



    The PM had in fact in principle agreed to the setting
    up of the IPCMC on 24 January 2006, but by the end of
    2007 his track record showed that his biggest "crime"
    was to shelve the IPCMC and replace it with a
    toothless Special Complaints Commission proposal.


    BLOCKING BLOGGERS


    2007 saw the elite in Umno going berserk over blogs.
    For so long they had monopolised "the truth". Unable
    to "buy over" the countless blogs on the Internet as
    they do with newspapers, they did what they were best
    at – "criminalise" or demonise what was a major threat
    to them.



    It was quite a record – they intimidated bloggers with
    police reports (and yet could not pinpoint what they
    were complaining about!), law suits, arbitrary
    arrests, police interrogations and threats of the
    government's use of the ISA, the Sedition Act and a
    host of other laws.



    On International Women's Day, Tourism Minister Tunku
    Adnan bin Tengku Mansor put on record how the
    government (also read as Umno) felt about bloggers:
    "All bloggers are liars, they cheat people using all
    kinds of methods. From my understanding, out of 10,000
    unemployed bloggers, 8,000 are women."



    "All bloggers are not in favour of national unity. Our
    country has been successful because we are very
    tolerant with each other, if not, there will be civil
    war, the Malays will kill the Chinese, the Chinese
    will take revenge and kill the Malays, and the Indians
    will kill everyone," Adnan proved how asinine he was.



    But bloggers were not bothered. (Raja Petra was the
    least petrified.) They refused to be cowed by the
    blather on blogs by the bunch of official blockheads.
    They took to heart former PM Dr M's description of
    them as being the "only hope" left to speak out on
    problems in the country.



    PUERILE PARLIAMENT



    Pak Lah had quite a track record of being absent from
    parliament. In fact he was more overseas than in the
    august house. In a 44-month period as PM he made 83
    overseas trips. Yet his deputy Najib Tun Razak would
    declare: "Parliament's importance has not diminished
    even after 50 years of independence".



    Najib added that the role of the country's legislature
    "should be given due respect not only from the elected
    representatives but also the people". It was difficult
    to take Najib seriously especially when one takes into
    account:



    § the serious problem of high absenteeism in
    parliament amongst BN MPs

    § the presence of six cows and 10 goats on
    parliament grounds waiting to be slaughtered for a
    dinner scheduled at the banquet hall to celebrate Pak
    Lah's wedding

    § the severe and recurrent leaking problem of
    parliament's roof and the "bocor" comments by two BN
    MP buffoons – with Minister in the PM's Department
    Mohd. Nazri Abdul Aziz, and even Najib defending their
    remarks

    § the comments of spineless, silly, sexist and of
    course 'stupid' MPs

    § the hype, hypocrisy and of course, hysterics and
    histrionics in Parliament led by Ministers like Nazri

    § the arrest of over 20 people within the
    parliamentary precincts when they wanted to
    hand over a memorandum.



    IDIOCY & THE ISA



    The government of Pak Lah created its own track record
    on the 20th anniversary of Operation Lallang which
    took place last year. Minister in the PM's Department
    Bernard Dompok claimed there had been no detention
    under the ISA after Pak Lah took over as PM in 2003!



    Foreign affairs ministry parliamentary secretary Ahmad
    Shabery Cheek had even the cheek to insist that "no
    one has demanded that the ISA be abolished".



    The PM himself declared that the ISA "is still
    relevant and useful" and that "matters pertaining to
    the rights of detainees will be given due
    consideration and assessment". How can this be done
    when the basic tenet of the ISA is to detain a person
    without trial?



    The Abolish ISA Movement (GMI) demolished Dompok's
    claim by providing the statistics of arrests and
    renewal of detention orders under the ISA during Pak
    Lah's premiership. They relieved Ahmad Shabery of his
    amnesia by forwarding him the long history calling for
    the abolishment of the ISA.



    In a landmark decision the Kuala Lumpur High Court
    ruled that ex-ISA detainee Abdul Malek's arrest was
    unlawful and that he was assaulted under police
    custody. He was awarded RM2.5 million in damages.



    But it did not deter the government from ordering the
    arrest of five leaders of the Hindu Rights Action
    Force (Hindraf) under the ISA on the false notion
    linking them to terrorists without a shred of
    evidence. Samy Vellu would later confirm that was no
    such evidence.



    MUZZLED MEDIA



    "I think this government under Prime Minister Abdullah
    Ahmad Badawi is a very, very liberal government,"
    Nazri tried very hard to convince himself as he spoke
    at a National Union of Journalists (NUJ) forum in
    September.



    How and when was Pak Lah's government "very, very
    liberal"? Was it when:



    · Information Minister Zainuddin Maidin (Zam) told
    the top editors of the media that there was "no need
    to tell the PM the truth"?

    · Chief secretary to the government Mohd Sidek
    Hassan instructed the media to avoid emphasising on
    news deemed negative against the government, such as
    the 2006 Auditor-General's report?

    · Chairman of the Malaysian Communications and
    Multimedia Commission Halim Shafie ordered
    broadcasters against giving airtime for speeches by
    opposition political parties?

    · the media were barred from covering the public
    hearing on crime held by the Parliamentary Caucus on
    Human Rights and Good Governance in Petaling Jaya by
    Caucus chairman Nazri Abdul Aziz?

    · all editors were rounded up to take specific
    instructions from the 4th Floor Boys in Putrajaya as
    to how to report the wedding of Pak Lah?

    · Zam told local newspapers not to quote from
    Internet blogs or use them as sources of information?

    · the Internal Security Ministry issued a
    directive to mainstream media not to publish any news
    on the issue of Malaysia being an Islamic State and
    only to publish statements from Pak Lah and his
    deputy?

    · Bernard Dompok's disagreement with the PM and
    deputy PM that the country was an Islamic state was
    blacked out by the mainstream media?

    · editorial interference led to self-censorship
    which in turn had resulted in stories being slanted
    heavily towards the government such as the public
    rallies by Bersih and Hindraf?



    The "liberalism" which Nazri spoke so proudly of
    resulted in Bolehland achieving the worst-ever ranking
    in the latest worldwide press freedom index released
    by Paris-based watchdog Reporters Without Borders
    (RSF) – the sharpest plunge of 32 spots from 92 to 124
    placing, which is also Malaysia's worst ranking in the
    RSF annual worldwide press freedom ranking since it
    was started in 2002



    JUDICIAL JESTERS



    The defects which began to show on nine occasions in a
    three-month period after the opening of the second
    largest court complex in the world in Jalan Duta were
    very symbolic of the state of the judiciary in 2007.



    Here too Pak Lah and his government achieved a record
    of sorts. The two main players were then Chief Justice
    (CJ) Ahmad Fairuz and Nazri who is also the de facto
    Law Minister. Both were ready to do whatever it took
    and to utter the most naïve and nonsensical in order
    to maintain the status quo.



    For the first time, the country did not have a Chief
    Judge for eight months, and the Nazri would insist
    that there "is no law that says the Chief Justice
    cannot act as the Chief Judge of Malaya".

    It was also the first time when a de facto Law
    Minister of Bolehland openly declared that he is the
    Minister for the Chief Justice! It showed how nascent
    Nazri was.



    For the first time too the country heard a CJ confess
    the existence of judges who (a) were often seen
    socializing with lawyers, prosecutors and corporate
    figures while hearing their cases in court; (b) were
    "constantly angry and foul-tempered", portraying
    themselves as being the most brilliant or perfect
    judge in court; (c) accepted bribes. No action was
    taken against all these judges!



    The super fast-track appointment of Umno lawyer Zaki
    Azmi as the president of the Court of Appeal was also
    unprecedented. The government was passing a vote of no
    confidence on the judiciary and saying there was no
    one else in the judiciary worthy of the position!



    Fairuz would go on to advocate the abolition of Common
    Law and favouring its replacement by an Islamic law
    system. He would challenge Karpal Singh to reveal the
    name of a Federal Court judge who had not written
    judgments in as many as 35 cases. When the latter did,
    the then CJ kept an elegant silence.



    With his track record, Fairuz was put on a fast-track
    to retirement. It was perhaps the most "correct,
    correct, correct" thing that Pak Lah and his
    government did. It would also give Fairuz a lot of
    time to recall his supposed infamous telephone
    conversation with V. K. Lingam.



    PEOPLE POWER



    2007 was a year when the ordinary citizens decided
    courageously to record their feelings on the streets
    of Bolehland. They believed in their right to peaceful
    assembly and freedom of expression, in spite of the
    government's poor track record of respecting these
    rights.



    And so they told Pak Lah the truth – on 8 Sept. when
    750 people gathered near Batu Buruk, in Trengganu for
    a Bersih ceremah; on 26 Sept. when 2,000 lawyers and
    others marched to the PM's Department in Putrajaya to
    hand over a memorandum asking for a Royal Commission
    to investigate the lingering Lingam tape scandal.



    On 10 Nov. 40,000 converged at Istana Negara to
    express their concern over the conduct of elections in
    Malaysia; on 25 Nov., about 40,000 ethnic Indians
    protested against the marginalisation of the Indian
    community; on 9 Dec., a 100-odd crowd attempted to
    conduct a march commemorating Human Rights Day.



    The tell-me-the-truth government could not handle the
    truth. Predictably each assembly was labeled "illegal"
    – is the Federal Constitution illegal? We were told it
    is not our culture to demonstrate – ask Umno, its in
    their history. It will damaged the country's good name
    – peaceful assemblies are a common democratic feature
    overseas. There will be violence – only when the
    police "riot".



    In sharp contrast was former deputy PM Musa Hitam,
    who, when asked in an interview whether Malaysia is
    ready for peaceful assemblies, spontaneously declared:
    "Yes! Come on, we have been independent for 50 years"!



    Pak Lah's ministers stammered, stuttered and struggled
    to make some sense in front of the international media
    and to justify the government's desperate responses
    such as charging the peaceful Hindraf assembly for
    "attempted murder"!



    The mainstream media sank to a new low. At the 50th
    year of our nationhood we still have a servile press
    sucking up to their political superiors and giving
    stories a spin and a slant that suits, soothes and
    serves the government.



    The police pranced, pounced on and provoked. They
    pushed and pulverized. They pummeled and reduced to a
    pulp. They pounded with chemical-laced water and
    pierced the air with tear gas.



    But the people, especially in the Bersih and Hindraf
    assemblies showed they were no longer afraid. There
    were even moments when they stood their ground. The
    police lost all authority and respect. Fully armed,
    they were helpless!



    RAGE ON RACE & RELIGION



    For years Malaysia was very well known as Asia's
    melting pot of races and religion. But Pak Lah's track
    record showed a country gradually turning into a
    boiling pot – a land where opportunistic politicians
    used race and religion to stir the cauldron.



    The PM, of whom well-known writer M. Bakri Musa calls
    "His Hollowness the Imam of Islam Hadhari" failed to
    put a leash on the increasing number of lower echelon
    zealots or those whom columnist Helen Ang calls
    "Little Mullah Napoleons" running riot with their
    brand of religion.



    Marina Mahathir's Musings in May 2007 highlighted the
    existence of a "new association registered for the
    propagation of the shallow and superficial (SS)" and
    meant for those "who have nothing better to do with
    their lives than look for monsters under their beds,
    enemies in their blankets or crosses in their buns".



    "Just as we don't see the supreme irony of trumpeting
    our religious superiority while at the same time
    claiming that it only takes biscuits to destroy us, we
    don't see the irony of extolling ourselves as a
    superior race while at the same time insisting on
    crutches and handouts," was Marina's marvelous
    conclusion.



    "2007 has proved to be one of the most divisive and
    troubled years in the half-a-century of Malaysia's
    nationhood – with religious polarization assuming its
    most serious dimension, compounding an already
    difficult problem of racial polarization in the
    nation-building process," observed Opposition Leader
    Lim Kit Siang.



    In 2007, Pak Lah would create a record of sorts by
    contradicting himself time and again on matters
    concerning race and religion. For example, he would
    preach the virtues of inter-religious dialogue but
    would go on to ban the Building Bridges Conference, a
    seminar meant to bring together Christian and Muslim
    scholars of international repute.



    The PM would insist on Malaysians being sensitive to
    each other but he would defend Hishammuddin's
    brandishing of the keris at the Umno annual general
    assembly. He would also give his blessings to Umno
    holding its annual general assembly – on Deepavali!



    He would emphasise that Malaysia is not a secular nor
    a theocratic state but would later decide to follow
    his deputy in declaring that Malaysia is an Islamic
    state – and made sure that the mainstream media
    carried his and Najib's views only – what a dialogue!



    In his Christmas message of 2007 he would call on
    Malaysians to move forward and put the country's
    interest before any "narrowly-defined demands". He
    would then be so "narrow-minded" as to ban the use of
    the word "Allah" by those of non-Muslim faiths, and
    its use in the Herald, a Catholic weekly!



    Anwar Ibrahim provides a good comment on Pak Lah's
    track record in this regard: "The ruling BN coalition
    is appealing to Muslim sentiment to reinforce its
    support in elections which could come in
    March…Malaysia's problem is not radicalism…The real
    issue is what I would describe as state-sponsored
    Muslim puritanism more by racist sentiments than
    religious principles."



    FLIP-FLOPPING INTO THE FUTURE?



    The once looking good PM who had the people feeling
    good, increasingly failed to deliver the goods of
    transparency and accountability. Indeed in 2007, the
    supposed fairy tale of change by Pak Lah became what
    it really was – a full-bloom farce.



    After four years, the PM has no concrete results to
    show – just cheap claptrap. The only significant
    change of Pak Lah was when he made an amendment to the
    Federal Constitution to allow the then 65-year-old
    Election Commission Chief to serve until the age of 66
    – do you smell a rat?



    Will the citizens of Bolehland re-elect the
    "flip-flop" PM and continue to stomach the farce,
    flaws and fraud flung at our faces by the 4th Floor
    Boys? Will Malaysians want to bring back the many
    soiled reputations, spent characters and self-seeking
    politicians of UMNO and the BN?



    It is time to get real. Even the part-time model
    "space participant", who came close to a moonwalk at
    the cost of RM90 million of our hard-earned money, had
    to come down to earth, and is probably busy back at
    the catwalk.



    Indeed, ratting through the past four years it does
    not take very much for one to see that Pak Lah has
    ratted on his promises of 2004. Surely, enough is
    enough! A Happy Rat Year!

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  9. Bro, ni mana punya paper daaa... betul punya newspaper ka? or sandri bikin.

    banyak bagus la...kasi lanyak cukup-cukup.

    brapa sen i keping? member ada diskaun ka?

    hehehe

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  10. Anonymous6:50 am

    Read about Mat Rempit Chief Brig. Azeez Rahim. You will be shocked how Islam Hadhari works.


    http://www.aisehman.org/archives/2005/08/the_lie_of_the.html

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  11. Bro,

    Apabila sampai masanya untuk kita meletakkan tanda "X" itu, fikirkanlah kemahuan dan kemampuan kita untuk meneruskan kesinambungan atau mencipta perubahan. Itu adalah saat "realiti".

    Jangan buat keputusan yang menyebabkan kita menyesal kemudian nanti.

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  12. Anonymous10:21 am

    Bro,

    Get Najib, Mongolian missing.
    Get judges, truth missing.
    Get khir toyo, temples missing.
    Get lingam tapes, memory missing.
    Get samy, saham missing.
    Get ali rustam, pigs missing.
    Get Zainudin, info missing.
    Get nazri, truth missing.
    Get khairy, samseng missing.
    Get hishamuddind, hang tuah keris missing.
    Get soi lek, viagra missing,
    Get ka ting, do nothing.
    Get badawi, he's sleeping.

    UNDI DACING DAPAT
    CACING!!!!!

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  13. Anonymous10:41 am

    'What is the point of having a manifesto when it cannot be achieved??'
    I. WHO HAVE NOTHING. ONLY DEBTS SURROUND ME. SHOW ME HOW TO BE PAK LAH'S CRONIES.
    i rather 'cross' myself than BN.

    pasirgudang

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  14. Anonymous10:45 am

    basically i dont trust politician because they are very good at words and they are opportunists. very few are in the business of serving. most take their opportunity to enrich themselves as you can see for yourself the situation in malaysia. can you imagine, they even abuse the last frontiers, the judiciary. that's what most politicians are in for. opposition or ruling government, they are actually in the same boat - stripping the poor man in the street till he is nude and nothing even to protect himself.

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  15. Anonymous10:56 am

    How many items in the 2004 manifesto are fulfil?
    i tell one you which are NOT!

    Go to hell LAH! i'll follow you later, if GOD allow me!

    dahlia 24.1

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  16. BN comes with S.A.M
    Buying votes fishing for a line
    Printed in 24 pages
    Telling the people
    How good BN is all about…..

    Look at Nurin
    Long gone the murder escapes
    Cry with Nini
    Till today she isn’t no where to be found

    Look at the Police
    Lopsided towards UMNO
    Hardly playing fair to the ordinary other Malaysians
    When you are dark skinned, you better watch out
    You are under the Police profile…..

    S.A.M in BN manifesto
    Fooling the people
    Forgetting about environment
    It is the 5 corridors
    Endangering the eco-system

    Study the NEP
    It is only for the Malays
    Other Malaysians hard luck in your prospects
    It isn’t in its manifesto

    Don’t believe BN says
    S.A.M won’t work when BN takes control
    Just remember the 2004
    This time you walk with the Pied Piper
    Into the mountain forever out of touch

    If you allow BN to win
    So kiss goodbye
    You are on the long march on the hot sandy desert
    Cursing the sun, the wind, the echo

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  17. Anonymous11:28 am

    This is the type of write-ups that we so desperately crave for ..... keep it up Rocky!

    One thing's right for sure, BN and their thick-headed supporters are trying to confused the voters that developments due to previous leaders' (esp TDM) achievements are plonked together with Bodowi's contribution (WHICH IS ABSOLUTELY NONE!).

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  18. Anonymous12:49 pm

    Lists from websites on what had gone wrong:
    1) Damages caused by BN under ABB
    http://chinhuatw.wordpress.com/2008/02/23/malaysian-elections-on-youtube-10-clips-to-watch/#comments
    with reference to a video clip
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmxoN_BL-IM
    2) The list realized by the Chinese
    http://ourunfinishedbusiness.wordpress.com/2008/02/23/%e9%80%89%e5%9b%bd%e9%98%b5%ef%bc%8c%e4%bd%a0%e5%be%97%e5%88%b0%e8%bf%99111%e9%a1%b9%e5%a4%a7%e7%a4%bc%ef%bc%81/#comments
    3) List of Discrimination
    http://thefreemedia.com/index.php/weblog/19013
    in Chinese
    http://chernjie.blogspot.com/2006/09/malaysian-race-humanity-2006.html
    4) Blog with much photos
    http://naktak.blogspot.com/

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  19. Anonymous1:15 pm

    i rasa komen u biasa aje bunyinya, macam budak-budak form 6 jawab soalan kertas am je la..

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  20. The job of parlimentarian is to debate and formulate policies. The opposition at this moment do not have the advantage of professional advise. It is absolutely important that parlimentarians have the sincerity to serve the people, listen to the people and gradually genuine experts and professionals would emerge and come forward to make the policies formulated a reality. Armchair critics and so call academicians who comment that the oppositiion do not have the experience to run this country is trying to give an excuse equivalent to saying that it is alright for the BOD of a company who has all the experience and qualitifications but lacking in integrity and sincerity to misappropriate shareholders funds and syphon out for their own benefits than to have a sincere team though lacking experience but could still seek professional help to run the company and grow the company while safeguarding its equity value.

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  21. Congrats on your coloumn but do you have to use that photo? Takde yang lain ke?

    As for the manifesto...how to bank on new one when old one pun tak boleh nak deliver? how to keep on believing when you have been lied to many times over?

    Cheers.

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  22. Anonymous9:55 pm

    I think BN manifesto should have a large image of UMNO keris at the background or possibly an image of someone brandishing a keris. Then, at the bottom of the page, they should put an image of the monkey in the ARF 2006. On the back page, they should've a detail explanation on why one of their MP became the one eye jack captain hook. And lastly, for god sake please explain the reason why your MP like to sexiest remarks in the parliment all the time.

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  23. Anonymous10:37 pm

    Cuma terfikir, bolehkan saya letak kepercayaan saya kepada seseorang yang berbohong? Dari seseorang yang menjanjikan selamat, aman, makmur dari lidah orang yang pernah berbohong kepada saya.

    Saya fikir tidak.

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  24. Anonymous11:04 am

    Selamat, Aman, Makmur. untuk siapa? Kroni sahaja?
    hope there will be a form to fill up to be one of them, s simple form!

    pasir gudang.

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